Category: Tech & Science

Survey: average US consumer subscribes to three streaming video services, 69% subscribe to at least one, up from 55%, and 47% experience subscription fatigue (Mike Snider/USA Today)

About This Page This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 12:50 AM ET, March 21, 2019. The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated. From Mediagazer Emily Bell / Columbia Journalism Review: Brooks […]

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God of War is GDC 2019’s game of the year

Kratos slew the entire Olympic pantheon, and more recently, fought to protect his son from the harsh world of Norse mythology. That latest adventure has earned God of War the biggest prize of the Game Developers Conference 2019. Sony Santa Monica’s blockbuster action game took home the coveted Game of the Year trophy at the […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with SwiftKey in 39 more languages

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with SwiftKey’s Typing Intelligence in 39 more languages. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18855 (made available to testers on March 13) to build 18860. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of […]

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Two crypto indices from CoinMarketCap, CMC Crypto 200, which includes bitcoin, and CMC Crypto ex BTC, which doesn’t, launch on Nasdaq, Bloomberg, and Reuters (Yogita Khatri/CoinDesk)

About This Page This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 12:55 AM ET, March 21, 2019. The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated. From Mediagazer Emily Bell / Columbia Journalism Review: Brooks […]

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Microsoft says support for Windows 7, which makes up 40% of desktop market, will end Jan. 14, 2020; enterprise customers can pay for extended support until 2023 (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

About This Page This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 12:55 AM ET, March 21, 2019. The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated. From Mediagazer Emily Bell / Columbia Journalism Review: Brooks […]

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Independent Games Festival begins with emotional talk about Christchurch

The Independent Games Festival got off to an emotionally charged start tonight at the Game Developers Conference. It happened to be the first major public gaming event after the tragic massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand last week, with thousands of people in the audience. And so it opened appropriately with a presenter who made a […]

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Emergency responders are using 3-word geocoded addresses to save lives

When a vehicle carrying a mother and young child was run off a road in a rural area of South West England, the Avon and Somerset Police department turned to a rather novel means of finding the panic-stricken caller. Rather than dispatching a helicopter or platoon of search vehicles to find the panic-stricken victim — […]

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Wall Street Journal Reportedly on Board With Apple’s News Subscription Service; NYT and The Post Not so Much

Apple News is a solid one-stop-shop for a variety of news sources and stories, but Apple wants to expand on that effort. The idea is to offer a subscription service, which would allow readers to drop one monthly fee to access a variety of content. This would reduce the number of monthly subscriptions that some […]

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he will pay you to work on Bitcoin full-time

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has made an offering to the cryptocurrency community: he will pay developers to work full-time on Bitcoin BTC Core and other “cryptocurrency ecosystem” projects. Are you currently contributing to bitcoin-core or other crypto ecosystem projects for free in your off-time? We’d like to pay you to do it full-time. If interested, […]

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NPD partners with IGDA to give developers market insights

The NPD Group is one of the only firms that tracks game sales in the United States. That data shapes publishing decisions, and now smaller studios can access that data easier. The NPD Group revealed today that it is sponsoring the International Game Developers Association trade group. As a perk of that partnership, it plans […]

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Futuristic hover bike promises 15,000 foot climbs and 150 MPH top speed (and you can pre-order it now)

Earlier this month, JetPack Aviation threw down the gauntlet, offering up its futuristic hover bike, dubbed the Speeder, for pre-order. It promised delivery next year. The hovercraft features four turbojet engines capable of 750 pound-feet of thrust, an on-board vehicle stability system, touchscreen navigation, and a 360-degree automatic collision avoidance system. It’ll reach altitudes of […]

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Riding Zero’s SR electric motorcycle

Driving an electric car like a Tesla Model S or a Jaguar I-Pace isn’t that different from a comparable modern internal combustion-powered car. Contemporary gas cars have a push-button start and an automatic transmission: press the button, select Drive, step on the gas and cruise away. The electrics whoosh a bit more quietly, but luxury […]

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The VR headset market is about to get way too crowded and confusing

Once, there was a single VR headset. Today there are quite a few, and within months, there will certainly be too many in the marketplace for most people to count. Consumers are about to enter the most confusing time in VR’s history. There are already four tiers of decidedly different devices to choose from, and throughout […]

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